Qualifications• Must be 12-16 years of age as of September 8, 2017.• Must be a member in good standing of 4-H, FFA or a Junior Breed Association.• Previous recipients of MYBEP heifers are ineligible to enter.• Must be a resident of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
Criteria• Demonstrates commitment to agriculture.• Defines clear future goals.• Demonstrates financial need.• Outlines ability to raise the animal in a proper setting.
Application• Completed online application form by September 8, 2017.• Write a personal letter or of intent explaining why you want/need the calf and why you feel you are a good candidate for this project.This should be pasted into the online application - as text.• Obtain two letters of reference; one from your 4-H Extension officer, FFA Advisor or Jr. Breed Association advisor; the other from an adult who is not related to you but knows you well enough to comment on your abilities and commitment. Letters of reference may be emailed to email@example.com or sent to MYBEP-MN Beef Expo, 1265 Snelling Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55108• Applicant Testimony Signature page• Online application must be submitted online on or before September 8, 2017. All paper materials (the signature page AND the two letters of reference) must be submitted together, emailed or postmarked on or before the deadline of September 8th, 2017.